Thursday, March 8, 2007
Reading this story I have noticed a reoccouring theme, people are afraid of change. You first see it with Boo Radley when you learn about his father locking him in the house because he was a "crazy trouble maker". Mr. Radley, in my opinion did this because he was afraid to lose the reputation he had built and sacred of the change that might come with that. Next, I saw it in Aunt Alexander when she so wanted Scout to be the traditional southern little girl in frills and a with soft spoken tounge. Again, why because she was afraid of something throwing the "tradition" out of balance. This is most evident when Atticus is called up to defend a black man and the whloe town disaprooves. Like the boy at school who called Atticus a "nigger lover" to Scout did he even know why he was doing this or was it just what his father had taught him? The whole town of Maycomb just had running through their blood to dislike black people, it wasn't a matter of why...it was all a matter of tradition.